Are you looking for an ideal introduction to sociology? Then look no further! Our Sociology Level 3 course examines the role of behaviour in society in detail, including its origins, development and organisation. As a social science, you’ll see how Sociology uses methods of analysis and investigation to develop your knowledge about social order, disorder and change. Furthermore, Sociology overlaps several unique disciplines that study society, such as economics, psychology and political science.
Sociology Level 3 develops your knowledge of the societies in which we live and how they came to be. A study of the social world, Sociology involves the examination of human beings, their nature and their patterns of behaviour. For example, you might consider societal impact on behaviour based on groups we join or settings we’re born into. These include family, friendships, work or education environments. Building critical understanding of society is central to our Sociology course. Careful consideration will enable you highlight, examine and explain core societal problems, such as ill health, poverty and crime.
You don’t need prior learning knowledge or experience to study our course. Openly available to anyone with an interest in or wishing to learn more about Sociology, we accept applications all-year round. Whether you’re looking at further education, improving your prospects or expanding your knowledge, our Sociology course can accommodate those needs. You’ll also acquire transferable skills that are marketable not just in sociology but for many jobs. Enrol today to start your new adventure with our Sociology level 3 course.
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Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
Each unit is followed by a written tutor marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.
This course is fully accredited by ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.
Gain insight into the three main approaches to Sociology: The symbolic interactionalist perspective, the functionalist perspective and the conflict perspective. You’ll look at theory in Sociology, as well as ontology, epistemology and ethics. Finally, you’ll consider both micro-sociology and macro-sociology.
Delve into the concept of the self, the individual and society, and how the self is socialised. You’ll look at primary and secondary socialisation, as well as criticisms of socialisation theory. Also, consider social order, social agency and identity, and identity in relation to language and how we see others. Finally, you’ll learn just what is a group, exploring the ever-changing nature of the social world.
Familiarise yourself with Marxism and German philosopher, Karl Marx. Once you’ve grasped the basis of Marxism, you’ll move onto philosophers Fredrich Nietzsche and Michael Foucault. In relation to the Foucault, you’ll consider ideas of knowledge and power, sexuality, madness and civilisation. Finally, we’ll break down the concepts of Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Modernism and Post-Modernism.
Develop an understanding of the social sphere we live in and the meaning we give to it. Discover the wheel of sociology and find out how socialisation relates to how we learn and adapt settings we live. Finally, you’ll also look at social psychological and psychosocial approaches to the social world.
Study social issues such as racism, inequality, class, gender, hooliganism, and poverty, and recognise their impact the have on society. You’ll cover topics like overt racism, the apartheid system in South Africa, and sexism and harassment. You’ll also look at theories on inequality and Irving Janis’ concept of Groupthink.
Examine three key theories in sociology: feminist theory, queer theory and critical race theory. You’ll cover topics such as Marxist, liberal and post-modern feminism, consider the heterosexual lens, and discover how race theorists challenged legal systems.
Start by understanding just what crime and deviance is in society. You’ll then examine topics on social class and elite crime, as well as historical biological thoughts on crime and deviance. Other topics you’ll explore include the nature-nurture debate, as well as the effects of crime on gender and ethnicity. Finally, you’ll look at the halo effect and restorative justice.
Consider behaviour and the role of group dynamics, looking at areas such as group size and leadership. As you progress, you’ll look at bystander apathy and conformity, specifically the experiments of Milgram and Zimbardo.
Break down the role of the family, exploring various definitions of family. You’ll also explore changes in marriage, namely the idea of marriage. As you progress, you’ll cover family diversity, whether the nuclear family still exists, globalisation and the nation state. Finally, you’ll learn about wealth inequality.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
Having had an interest in psychology/sociology and criminology for years, I wanted to take it a stage further and explore some aspects in detail. This course has been fabulous, i have thoroughly enjoyed all units and really wish i had had the leap of faith years ago and done it. Unfortunately for me, i am from a time when the women stayed at home. My less than average computer skills has slowed me somewhat, however, my enthusiasm never faltered. I have just enrolled on your Forensic Science course, i feel it will be very challenging but i am very much enjoying these challenges. I feel very accomplished and more able than i have in years.
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